Interested in learning how to develop for Programmable Logic Devices using VHDL? Here's one way to do it cheap...
Excellent article in The New Yorker this week on the toxic poison that is Venture Capital...
These people took the floppy controller used in the BBC Micro, an Intel 8271, and set about finding out how it worked. In the course of that, they discovered it's actually a dual core processor, with over 3x the transistor count of a 6502.
Then they dumped the ROM by visual inspection of the micrographs of a decapped 8271, and reverse engineered the instruction set, with a full disassembly available.
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This is firmly in the category of "so niche it's practically invisible", but just in case... I wrote a guide on how to compile and deploy Rust code for the Arduino Nano Every.
@lrvick I saw what you did with the github/YouTube-dl repo over on the birdsite, and I have to say, that's fine work you're doing there! Fair play, sir.
Admiring my little Torbie Tiger as she snoozes on me this #Caturday got me to wondering how it is she can grow hair that changes colour as it grows... And a fascinating rabbit hole to go down it is.
I recommend googling "agouti pigmentation" and starting from there - or else this is a good start: https://www.vetbook.org/wiki/cat/index.php/Agouti
Princess Sashenka, you are a remarkable kitty...
Austria's postal service prints Covid-19 stamps on toilet paper https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/europe/toilet-paper-stamp-intl-scli/index.html #cnn #rss #news #europe